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18-425: Emergency Response Unit - Intern
Country:Los Angeles, CA or Washington, DC
Department:International Programs
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:
The Intern – Emergency Response Unit will assist the Emergency Response Unit on a variety of tasks, including support for current emergencies, both domestic and international, as well as longer-term goals such as achieving the World Health Organization’s Minimum Standards for Emergency Medical Teams. The intern will learn how International Medical Corps’ Emergency Response Unit operates and will learn how to support the field missions from HQ. S/he will learn how International Medical Corps responds both domestically and internationally, and how to learn from responses in After Action Reviews.

• Learn the processes of the Emergency Response Unit in responding to a disaster or event
• Learn procedures of Emergency Response Team deployment
• Learn how to provide general backstopping and support for the Emergency Field Hospital and  Emergency Medical Teams
• Learn to edit, review and/or draft program reports, program proposals, and concept notes
• Learn how to update the grants files;
• Learn by attending meetings as related to program.

Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse
Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps.

Compliance & Ethics:  Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity. 

Skills & Requirements:
• Masters level student or recent graduate in Public Health, Public Administration, Public Policy, Humanitarian Aid, or other related field
• Strong written and verbal communication skills in English; other languages are a plus 
• Strong computer skills in Microsoft Word and Excel
• Strong initiative and interest in learning about international emergency response
• Work or volunteer experience in International Development or Emergency Response preferred
• Demonstrated organizational and problem solving skills
• Demonstrated ability to handle confidential and sensitive information
• Must have exceptional people skills
• Willingness to follow all instructions, policies and procedures

The tasks listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.


It is our shared responsibility and obligation to prevent matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Trafficking in Persons, Child Safeguarding and any suggested violation to our Code of Conduct, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If you see, hear or are made aware of any suggested activities then you have an obligation to report.


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